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The informal economy makes up 60% of the global workforce, and 90% in the developing world. These workers lack social and labor protections, and the percentage living in poverty doubled during the pandemic. In Guardian, learn more about the grantees who are building a movement for informal worker rights.

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Ford Foundation President Darren Walker outlines why marginalized communities can’t be last in line.

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Ford Foundation launches its first-ever U.S. Disability Rights Program, led by Rebecca Cokley.

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Actress and activist Charlize Theron and Ford Foundation president Darren Walker argue that G20 nations must do more for vaccine equity.

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In June, the Generation Equality Forum in Paris set the stage for achieving gender equality with a strong feminist and intersectional agenda. Nicolette Naylor and Cecile Richards outline the path forward and what's really needed to make gender equality a sustainable reality.

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In the Global South, civic space is shrinking and inequality is growing. To disrupt narratives that drive this, Ford and partners are investing $30 million to fund deeper collaborations between content creators and civic leaders.

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The Justice and Mobility Fund boosts the economic mobility of the 77 million people in the U.S. who have criminal records, from skills training and employment support.

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Twenty six years after the World Conference in Beijing, progress has been made but not enough. At the Generation Equality Forum in Paris, world leaders committed to do more—and Darren Walker, with Justin Trudeau and Theo Sowa, outlined what’s at stake—and what Ford and partners are doing to finally make gender equality happen.

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Rich countries are hoarding vaccines. This has to stop. Until we are all vaccinated, we are all vulnerable.

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Funders helped nonprofits respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in unprecedented ways. Now is the time to build on those efforts—and address systemic racism.

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Black women have been disproportionately affected by the health and economic crises of COVID-19. Darren Walker writes in The Root that to achieve gender equality, Black women and girls, who have long led movements for justice, must have the resources they need—starting with the Black Feminist Fund.